Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) faced Democrat challenger Florida Rep. Patrick Murphy during the recent Florida Senatorial Debate. When the subject of abortion surfaced, Rubio was ready. Rubio, a Catholic and stanch pro-life crusader, spoke from the heart.
“It (abortion) is also a difficult issue, by the way, because it involves two competing rights. The right of a woman to choose what to do with her body, that is a real right and I recognize that. But in this case there’s another right and that is the right of an unborn child to live. And as a policy maker, these two rights are now in conflict. I have to choose which side am I going to error on and if I’m going to error I’m going to error on the side of life.
And Mark, I understand that the vast majority of Americans and the vast majority of Floridians perhaps disagree with my view on this issue but for me this is not an issue of politics. It’s something I feel deeply and passionately about. I believe that all human life is worthy of the protection of our laws and I respect people that have reached a different conclusion on this issue. But this is how I passionately feel. It’s not political to me.”
Campus Reform contributor Cabot Phillips praised Rubio’s answer as, “This may be the most powerful defense of Life I’ve ever seen.”
This may be the most powerful defense of Life I've ever seen.
— Cabot Phillips (@cabot_phillips) October 19, 2016
Marco has always been extremely strong in explaining his pro-life stance. He has never wavered. At the August 6, 2015, Republican Presidential Primary Debate, Megan Kelly questioned Rubio’s statements on abortion. After Rubio pointed out that he “never advocated” what Kelly claimed, he unapologetically defended the right to life.
“What I have advocated is that we pass law in this country that says all human life, at every stage of its development, is worthy of protection. In fact, I think that law already exists. It’s called the Constitution of the United States. And let me go further. I believe that every single human being is entitled to the protection of our laws. Whether they can vote or not. Whether they can speak or not. Whether they can hire a lawyer or not. Whether they have a birth certificate or not. And I think future generations will look back at this history of our country and call us barbarians for murdering millions of babies who we never gave them a chance to life.”
God Bless Marco Rubio for not only standing firm on his pro-life stance, but for articulating it so eloquently. Floridians must send him back to the Senate. We need more champions of such causes that not only vote the right way, but have the ability to explain their position in a way that can persuade others.
But that’s just my 2 cents.